Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy, Happy Mother's Day!

Today is Mother's Day & this year I decided to make Mom something special!

Here's what you need:

Large wooden letters. You need 1 "M" and 1 "O". They can be prepainted if you want them to be. I bought my letters from Hobby Lobby pre-painted for a steal!

Buy a frame that holds three photos (They can be horizontal or verticle).

Take the photos holding one letter for each frame. I included the spouses as well, except for my baby brother... he is only 12!! ;-)

I decided to spell "Mom", but you can spell "Mother" if there are more children in the family that need to be included. Also, keep in mind that you can do this for Father's Day as well. Just buy the letters to spell "Dad" and/or "Father".
(Click on photo for a larger view)

I photoshopped the pics and printed the final products at Walgreens (for a steal as well).

I just LOVE how the "mom" picture turned out!!

HINT: If you do this, just make sure NO ONE is wearing white!

Now... Some Mother's Day Thoughts...

For many reasons I have been thinking about what being a "good mom" truly means. Does it mean sacrificing your own needs to devote yourself solely to raising your kids? Does it mean trying to live a life that is your own so you don't lose yourself in the process of mothering? In the last 8 years that I've been a Mom, I have found that women have very strong opinions about what a "good mom" truly is. I believe most of the Moms that I know give birth to guilt the same moment they give birth to a child. They struggle with trying to meet some sort of unachievable standard and often fall victim to the same expectations for their kids. Each of these Moms, in my eyes, are great Moms regardless of the expectations they have set for themselves. They are great Moms, because they give all of themselves to each person in their life and shower them with an unconditional love.

Children are a gift from the Lord; a Child is a reward from Him. Psalm 127:3

I am beyond grateful for my Mother and the "other mothers" that have strategically been placed in my life. I pray that they each help me to be an encouragement, a loving shoulder and a voice of truth to other females in my life pointing them only to our Heavenly Father.

“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” – Lin Yutang

I pray that I can live the life of a Proverbs 31 woman.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful Mom's out there!! You are all great Moms and deserve all of God's blessings. "She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he p...raises her: Many woman do noble things, but you surpass them all." ~ Proverbs 31:26-31
Have a SPECTACULAR week!!

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Anonymous said...

Tiffany, congrats on passing the Nat'l exam... I know you'll pass the State too! Well done...

ALSO -- This project is so creative and unique and special! I would absolutely LOVE to get something like that from my children.

You come up with so many wonderful projects, and I know that you have such a busy schedule. I want MORE!!! haha

Kaysi said...

So cute and great pictures!!

Sabrina Bowen said...

Love this idea! I've actually done this with a family session as well, spelled out their last name with the letters! Super cute idea for Mother's Day!

Angie said...

What a wonderful post. I love the photo idea!

You're so right about every mother giving birth go guilt at the same time as her baby. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could believe we were good enough, that we were doing enough, and simply relax and enjoy our children? (If you figure out how, PLEASE let me know. Guilt is my middle name).

Visiting from SITS, and enjoying your blog.